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PINNED Configure maintenance flyouts
User interface settings include the option “Show maintenance notes”. How can I as onprem-backend administrator configure and switch on such flyouts to inform my users about upcoming maintenance?
PINNED Instana Backend on ARM
Some customer have the request to install Instana backend on their Server which is using the ARM architecture CPU.

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Change log for Agent/Sensor Updates

It's currently hard to learn which changes an agent update did bring. Since there is no dedicated changelog, the only way to learn about version updates is to look at the agent log and compare sensor/agent versions before and after the "Performing...
4 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Future consideration

Indicate the reason for alert (e.g. instana-builtin, instana-custom-rule, etc.)

When an alert is fired, we never know its source. Would be great to have in the Alert itself an information of where it's coming from (smart alert, builtin, custom event, etc.)
4 months ago in Instana / Alert 0 Future consideration

Instana REST API: Allow aligning datapoints with 24 hour granularity to timezones other than GMT

Using Instana application analyze REST API, if I request datapoints with a 24 hour granularity and a window size equal to a whole number of days, I will only get the expected response if my timeFrame is aligned with GMT date boundaries. If I want ...
7 months ago in Instana / Application perspectives 1 Future consideration

Do not rewrite Instana Console UI URL to host_name in settings.hcl

We need to skip setting the host_name variable in the settings.hcl file. Whenever we are trying to login to the console using the IP address or the hostname or the loadbalancer URL, its redirecting to the defined value of host_name in the settings...
4 months ago in Instana / Self Hosted 1 Future consideration

Third party library stack traces

Having the source map integrated into instana is very helpful, however sometimes, the stack trace is not that clear, because the stack trace reported is related to a third party library, and in this case the mapping is not very helpful
4 months ago in Instana 0 Under review

Support for Grails in Application Monitoring & Tracing

Currently Grails application although running in the JVM can not be monitored on Application Monitoring mode.
4 months ago in Instana / Sensor 1 Not under consideration

Start/stop instana agent looking for environment variable not set and maxdepth flag inside find which doesn't exist on AIX clients

Everytime an instana agent when stopped or started throws up this error on two environment variables not being set. JAVA_MAX_MEM' and 'JAVA_OPTS'. Assuming these needs to be defined in the setenv file. These variables needs to be set and exported ...
4 months ago in Instana / Agent 0 Functionality already exists

Actualfree and free memory usage - AIX server monitoring

Its has been noticed that the memory usage under the infrastructure monitoring is reporting incorrect readings. After working with the support, found that instana use Sigar library to collect the memory metrics, which offers two values free and ac...
4 months ago in Instana / Sensor 0 Future consideration

Websphere Node Name tag to be available for Custom Payload

After configuring the offline event for any websphere entity in our environment, we did receive an email alert on websphere offline event. But it doesn't give any detail on which node the websphere went offline. I've attached a few pics for your r...
4 months ago in Instana / Agent / Sensor 0 Under review

Tracing support for apache/IBM HTTPServer on windows platform

We have customer with core production using IBM HTTP Server on Windows 2016. Regarding IBM Instana documentation only Linux is supported for tracing: Supported Versions - Tracing Apache HTTP Server 2.4.x, on Linux x86_64. Apache HTTP Server 2.2.30...
4 months ago in Instana / Tracing 1